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RIO-47300 Pocket PLC Has 48 Digital and 16 Analog I/O, and Two Ethernet Ports January 25, 2013

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On the heels of the recently released RIO-47142 comes the new RIO-47300 which is an expanded model that includes two Ethernet ports, more I/O, and screw terminals.  The RIO-47300′s Ethernet ports allow an unlimited number of RIOs to be daisy-chained together without an external Ethernet switch. The RIO-47300′s memory allows 400 program lines, 254 variables, 1000 array elements, 6 PID control loops and 5 Ethernet handles.   Digital inputs and outputs on the RIO-47300 are increased from 16  to 24 each for a total of 48 optically isolated digital I/O. All the digital outputs are high-power 500mA outputs. The 16 analog inputs and outputs are user-configurable for +/-10V, +/-5V, 0-10V or 0-5V.

Galil RIO-47300 Pocket PLC

Galil RIO-47300 Pocket PLC

The RIO-47300 uses screw terminals for quick and easy prototyping.   Dimensions of the RIO-47300 are 10.8” x 4.7” with DIN tray.   The RIO-47300  is $495 US in single quantity and $360 US/ea in quantities of 100.

Galil’s RIO Pocket PLC series provides a cost-effective, compact and intelligent solution for programmable I/O control.  Standard features of the RIO series include a RISC processor for fast handling of I/O and logic, multitasking, PID process control loops, timers, counters, web interface, email alerts, datalogging, Ethernet and RS232 ports, LED indicators for all digital I/O ports, and an option to interface to position sensors, thermocouples and RTD temperature sensors.   The RIO is easy to program using Galil’s intuitive command language or Galil’s Ladder Interface Software.   The complete list of RIO-47300 features is listed in Table 1.   Table 2 shows currently available RIO models.

More information on RIO-47300 Series from Galil can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=102190&cat=

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Galil Tech Talk: Master Slave Networking with multiple controllers December 7, 2012

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For users that need to expand their IO across multiple devices, Galil Ethernet based controllers have a built-in Master/Slave capability.   This means that if a system has an Ethernet based DMC motion controller yet needs to add one or more RIO units to expand the IO capability, the DMC controller can be set up to reference the RIO inputs and outputs automatically.   Likewise, if a system needs to have multiple RIO Pocket PLC units – any one of those units can be set up as the “Master” controller such that it automatically references the i/o of all of the slave units.   The only limits to this are  the number of Ethernet handles that the master RIO or DMC unit has available. (Note: use the TH command to see how many handles a particular product has available).

Galil DMC-30000 with RIO PLC

Galil DMC-30000 with RIO PLC

Here are the steps to get a Master/Slave system working with 4 RIO units (1 master and 3 slaves):

Step 1)  Connect to each RIO unit with Galil software and assign an IP address.  A helpful nomenclature is to use the last 2 digits of the controller serial number as the last field of the IP address so its easy to remember what each units IP address is.

Step 2)  Use the following code-generator and input the IP address of each of the slave units:

http://www.galilmc.com/support/downloads/dmc_code/master-with-multiple-slaves.php

click “Generate Code”.  Then copy/paste the dmc program code that is generated into the Galil software Editor when connected to the “Master” controller.  Download and Execute this code (XQ).

Step 3) In the response window, you should see the following text:

SLAVE(s) CONNECTED
Set flag=x where x is 1-6

by looking at the code, you can see that the “flag” variable controls different types of i/o requests to the slave units.   As a simple test, set flag=1 in the terminal and this will cause output 1 on each of the slave devices to start blinking every 1 second.  Use the other included routines as a starting point for controlling the slave analog and digital  i/o for your system.

More details on setting up a Modbus slave device can be found in this article:

http://www.galilmc.com/techtalk/io-control/setting-up-and-rio-as-extended-io-for-a-controller/

For more information on the RIO I/O Controller from Galil, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=102190&cat=

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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